Current Trends
in Theoretical Chemistry V
6-10 July 2008, Kraków, Poland



K. Gumiński






The conference was meant as a tribute to Professor Kazimierz Gumiński, and was organized to celebrate the centenary of his birthday and the 25th anniversary of his death. Professor Kazimierz Gumiński was the founder and the first head of the Theoretical Chemistry Department at the Jagiellonian University, as well as the main initiator (soon followed by W.Kołos) of theoretical chemistry research and teaching in Poland. The Department itself was created in 1952 as one of the first departments of theoretical chemistry in the world. Later on, a part of the Department was separated as the Department of Computational Methods in Chemistry. The present conference was the fifth in the series "Current Trends in Theoretical Chemistry". The previous four meetings took place in 1984, 1987, 1990, and 2002.

The conference covered various aspects of quantum chemistry, starting from recent methodological developments to applications. The main topics of the conference included (but were not limited to):

  • New developments in quantum chemistry
  • Theoretical methods in spectroscopy and molecular physics
  • Low-order scaling SCF methods
  • Modern semiempirical methods
  • Information theory of molecular systems
  • Quantum methods of solid state theory
  • Application of computational chemistry to biological systems
  • Modeling of catalytic processes
The fifth CTTC conference gathered over 100 participants from 20 countries.

CTTC V was sponsored by: